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People Stuck on The Bottom While Drake Partied at The Top of the W Scottsdale

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  Site Where: 7277 East Camelback Road [map], Scottsdale, AZ , United States, 85251
February 2, 2015 at 1:27 PM | by | ()

Even without a Super Bowl going on, the The W Scottsdale is a hot spot to party. But when you add Super Bowl, Super Bowl parties, celebrities and a Drake concert to the mix, the W is gonna get shut down.

And that's exactly what happened on Saturday night.

AZ Central reports that due to long lines, mixed in with crowds of gawkers, entrance to the hotel and the Bootsy Bellows takeover at the W (BB is a club in Hollywood), was shut down by the fire marshals, reportedly leaving a "one of party's hosts, some of the publicists and even guests who'd paid up to $25,000 for a table up on the second-floor rooftop party deck" unable to enter the party to see Drake perform.

Surprisingly, according to the AZ Central reporter, upstairs on the rooftop pool deck, the "party never felt crowded." Well, good for all those who came early. That said, the spot was still filled with marijuana smoke and obnoxious men ordering 24 bottles of lit-up Dom Perignon. #theworst

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SPG Unveils Line-Up for Its 'Hear the Music, See the World' Concert Series

April 4, 2014 at 3:06 PM | by | ()

Once again, Starwood Preferred Guest and Live Nation have teamed up for a series of intimate music concerts called, Hear the Music, See the World. And the key word here is intimate. Not something you usually think of when Live Nation is involved but that's just another perk of being an SPG member.

Nine acoustic performances by top artists will be happening at Starwood-owned properties around the world, from New York to China, starting on June 5 with Mayer-Hawthorne in Toronto at the The Element Vaughan Southwest. Peep the rest of the schedule below (hello Janelle, Jason Mraz and Jewel!) and head on over to SPG to book.

Just know, you have to be an SPG Member to attend one of the concerts. You can redeem Starpoints for tickets as well as bid on VIP experiences like meet and greets with the artists (those start around 5,000 points.) .

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A Sale May Be Pending But It's Sexy Business as Usual at The Fontainebleau

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  Site Where: 4441 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33140
September 4, 2013 at 8:54 AM | by | ()

UPDATE 9.6.13: A rep for the hotel emailed us to say, "We're having our most successful year on record since reopening in 2008. We're averaging over 80% occupancy a year and have the highest revenues in the history of Fontainebleau. In fact, Fontainebleau is one of the most profitable non-casino hotels in the world." In other words, party on.

It's unbelievable that even in the face of financial troubles, Miami Beach's legendary Fontainebleau is still partying like all's right in the world.

The hotel capped off their summer of BleauLive concertsthis past weekend with a performance by singer Robin Thicke and Grammy-winning producer/musician Pharrell Williams. The duo took to the stage and performed their monster summer hit, "Blurred Lines."

Meanwhile, the details are equally blurry regarding the upcoming sale of The Fontainebleau to South Florida developer Turnberry Ltd. Dubai World, who has 50 percent stake in the hotel, has already unloaded other assets to repay $25 billion worth of debts, with the SoBe hotel the most recent on the chopping block.

According to an article in Reuters, the sale of the hotel will be completed in a few weeks, but the price is being kept hush hush according to their source, and Dubai World's spokesman would not comment.

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5 Hotels That Are Hosting Summer Concerts

June 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM | by | ()

The only thing cooler than staying at a hotel this summer is being a guest at one that has a built-in music venue. This is a great time of year when well-known musicians go on tour at big arenas, but some even play some sessions at hotels as well. Yay!

Here are a few acts performing at a property near you. But ya gotta act fast when it comes to scoring a seat! We just missed out on Whitesnake tickets at an Arizona resort, plus they refused our offer to play Tawny Kitane in exchange to get on stage with rock god David Coverdale. Boo! But there’s still time for these shows!

If you happen to be in Miami today we suggest you get to the legendary Clevelander Hotel if you want to take part in Y100’s daytime Mack-A-Palooza 2013 fest, which will feature a special appearance by none other than the lately entertaining Miley Cyrus! She’ll be there along with hype DJ and Rihanna-man Calvin Harris. Oh, and it’s FREE! You have until 6pm to see if Ms. Cyrus breaks out her gold grill, sings her new song, "We Can't Stop" and twerks her sassy little self.

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HotelChatter Flashback: Remember When Prince Played The Hollywood Roosevelt?

May 23, 2013 at 6:48 PM | by | ()

It's time for a walk down memory lane with a HotelChatter Flashback!

On this day back in 2007, we were chattering about the staggering $3 million paycheck plus room and board for the artist once again known as Prince and his seven-week residency at the Hollywood Roosevelt.

The concerts took place only on Friday nights in the hotel's Blossom Room and had a starting time of 11pm. The shows typically didn't finish until 4 in the morning, although the hotel did serve food at 2am. While the shows gave the hotel some amazing press and real rock star cred, getting tickets to the show was a nightmare for people who weren't celebrities or rock stars themselves. Not to mention the ticket price was $312 for standing room only.

Yet, this was done in the days before social media took over our lives so we can't help but wonder how this would have gone down using Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest, etc. Think Prince would be up for a reunion show?

[Photo: HotelChatter]

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Going To Jay-Z Concert? Consider Nu Hotel's "Sleep It Off" Package

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  Site Where: 85 Smith St [map], Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11201
October 5, 2012 at 6:40 PM | by | ()

Are you one of the lucky fans going to Jay-Z’s final two concerts tonight and tomorrow at the Barclays Center? Or do you plan on exploring the new center in the future and hitting the bars along Smith Street? Well, then you’ll need a place to crash, won’t you?

It just so happens that NU Hotel Brooklyn has a “Sleep It Off” package for late-night revelers. What you’ll get is a room and two cans of Mercy (a supposed hangover prevention beverage) for $199.00 plus tax.

But, here’s the thing, you can only get the room by showing up in person after midnight for the same day. So, you’re basically losing 9 hours of hotel luxuriating from the normal 3pm check-in time, but you are getting a cheaper rate, which can be as high as $299 mid-week. You’ll also bypass the “3-night minimum on weekends” rule when being spontaneous.

BTW if you didn’t get Jay-Z tickets (like some of us), you’ll be able to watch Saturday’s concert for free as it’ll be live-streamed to kick-start his new YouTube channel, “Jay's Life + Times”.

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Where Will You Stay When the Barclays Center Opens In Brooklyn Next Month?

August 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM | by | ()

Yes, the 18,000-seat arena co-owned by rapper Jay-Z is only one month away from opening in downtown Brooklyn. And as New York Magazine points out, there's a lot hinging on its success.

For starters: will tourists start to see Brooklyn as a viable alternative to Manhattan when it comes to hotels? In the past year alone, Brooklyn acquired five new hotels. And we managed to visit every one of 'em. Here are a few places to consider resting your head next time you visit the BK...

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Make It A Labor (Day Weekend) Of Love With Cee Lo Green And The Eagles In Atlantic City

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  Site Where: 500 Boardwalk [map], Atlantic City, NJ, United States
August 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM | by | ()

While hotels in Atlantic City usually tend to hover around a reasonable $110 or $130 a night, rates have shot through the roof for the upcoming holiday weekend. In the days leading up to Labor Day, AC properties are asking for up to $500-$600 a night, and many of them are already sold out.

Including Revel, which has two special guests headlining at the resort this weekend: Cee Lo Green and The Eagles. Each of them will be putting on concerts—Cee Lo at The Social on Friday and Saturday nights, and The Eagels at Ovation Hall on Saturday and Sunday nights—to amp up the Labor Day festivities, which include fireworks on the beach, casino giveaways, BBQ parties, a White Party, and burlesque at the Royal Jelly nightclub.

But for those who just want the concert tickets without having to worry about secretly crashing in Revel's lobby, here are a few other hotels that still have availability.

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Be Part Of the Ben Folds Five Reunion At A Starwood Hotel

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  Site Where: 270 WEST 43RD STREET [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
April 6, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

Any true Ben Folds Five fans will have already heard the news (which Mr. Folds announced himself via Twitter in January), but for the rest of you: the Ben Folds Five will be making their first album since 1999. And one of the places they'll be re-uniting onstage? The Westin Times Square.

We know what you're thinking...but before you go scratching your heads about why they would pick such a random concert venue for their reunion tour, know that this gig is actually part of a new live music program being launched by Starwood hotels all over the world. Titled "On Tour with SPG: Hear the Music, See the World," the promotion consists of notable bands either performing in, DJing at, or attending parties inside Starwood hotels—all for the enjoyment of (incredibly spoiled) SPG members.

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Beyonce to Return to the Stage For Revel's Opening Weekend

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  Site Where: 500 Boardwalk [map], Atlantic City, NJ, United States, 08401
March 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM | by | ()

UPDATE 5.7.12: Beyonce has just added a fourth date to her opening weekend shows. She will now be getting Bootylicious on May 28 as well. Tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster.com on Monday, May 14 at 10am EST. But Beyonce's fans will get a presale exclusive on Friday, May 11 at 10am EST.

The opening of Atlantic City's newest casino hotel keeps getting more and more exciting. With only a few more weeks until the hotel soft-opens, plans are heating up for Revel's big grand opening party over Memorial Day Weekend. And none other than Queen B herself will be there to

Beyonce is set to give her first live performance since the birth of Blue Ivy at Revel's Ovation Hall. Actually, it will be a series of live concerts over three nights, Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m., Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday April 6 at 10am ET at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com (Ugh.)

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Make Thanksgiving Plans Now: With Ricky Martin at the Fontainebleau

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  Site Where: 4441 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33139
September 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM | by | ()

The joint was Pitbull's on Labor Day weekend, but Thanksgiving calls for an entirely different mood. That's why it will be Ricky Martin lighting up the Fontainebleau on November 26.

Just as it was with Pitbull, the Vegas-style mega-hotel has put together a slick menu of fan packages, tailored to your level of love for Ricky. The cheapest option is $329 a night, based on a three-night stay in a standard room, and including two general admission tickets to the concert, access to an open-bar hour, and a 'Bleau Live Fan amenity'.

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One Way Of Getting Kate Moss To Your Party: The Kills Will Play Mondrian Soho's Opening Bash

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  Site Where: 9 Crosby St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10013
March 2, 2011 at 11:36 AM | by | ()

We already know the Mondrian Soho is in its soft open, but the downtown hotel will throw an official opening party on March 10 featuring a set by The Kills. If history is any guide, the inevitable after party will be at Mr. H (and feature Kate Moss as a star guest, seeing as she's engaged to one of said Kills).

But we'd be more interested if the rockers took over the theatrical greenhouse of Imperial No. 9, the seafood spot from quasi-celeb chef Sam Talbot that New York magazine calls "probably the most out-there design we’ve seen since another movie-inspired eatery, FoodParc," at the Eventi hotel. It opened last night.

The drink list at the new spot is certainly out there, too. Zagat fills us in on cucumber foams, unfiltered apple cider, chai cordials, chamomile agave syrup and other oddities on cocktail guru John Lermayer's list. Will The Kills be ordering 'em up? We certainly would.